After a week of rumors, AC/DC confirmed that there were key elements of truth in some of the gossip that had been swirling around. In a statement, they confirmed that guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young (seen at right above with brother Angus) was taking a break from the band due to ill health. However, the talk that this would lead to the band retiring was premature, as they also confirmed they would continue making music.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted Nirvana, and the surviving members of the band marked the occasion by strapping on their instruments and rocking with a contingent of female frontwomen at the induction ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y. But did Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic taint the history at all by bringing out Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Lorde to play with them? Following the Rock Hall ceremony, the surviving members also performed a secret club show with three of the four aforementioned female singers, as well as Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis and Deer Tick vocalist John McCauley.
Today, March 8, marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the seminal Nine Inch Nails album 'The Downward Spiral.' The 1994 release boasted a unique blend of industrial rock and electronica, redefining both the genres, along with lyrical content that explored the deepest depths of pain and suffering.
Pop Evil, who have been a regular presence on the rock charts over the past year, are ready to claim the spotlight with a new song as 'Torn to Pieces' won the 'Loudwire Reloaded' Airplay Vote this past week. That means the track will join the biggest hits in rock on this weekend's 'Loudwire Reloaded' program (click below for a list of stations).